More than 20,000 people marched recently through the streets of the Bolivian city of Sucre demanding that the Constitutional Assembly, which is meeting in that city, includes protection for the unborn in the new constitution it is charged with drafting. They also called for respect for the family and for marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Leaders from the Catholic Church and from evangelical denominations participated in the march. At the event’s conclusion, organizers presented the Constitutional Assembly with a manifesto demanding recognition of “the right to life from the moment of conception.”
The manifesto also called for the new constitution to protect marriage as a union between one man and one woman, based on natural law and on the values and principles of the Bolivian people. It encouraged members of the Assembly to be aware of pressure from feminist and pro-abortion organizations who seek to impose “sexual and reproductive rights.”